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negative
'negative' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'negative'
1. characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features
a negative outlook on life
a colorless negative personality
a negative evaluation
a negative reaction to an advertising campaign
2. having a negative electric charge
electrons are negative
3. expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
4. having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant
ran a negative campaign
delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life
5. not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition
the HIV test was negative
6. reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive
negative interest rates
7. less than zero
a negative number
8. designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
negative criticism
9. involving disadvantage or harm
negative factors

'negative' - used as a noun
10. a reply of denial
he answered in the negative
11. a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed

'negative' - used as a verb
12. vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent

derived forms
1. Negative / Plural
negatives
2. Negative / Past
negatived
3. Negative / Third Person
negatives
4. Negative / Present Participle
negativing
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Antonym
  • neutral
  • positive
  • affirmative
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